Sage De Pol sings a number

Local kids have a gleeful time performing the all-local Glee show

With limited rehearsals, local music teacher and stage director Mary Egan is pleased with her students’ two performances of Glee, last week.

With limited rehearsals, local music teacher and stage director Mary Egan is pleased with her students’ two performances of Glee, last week.

During Thursday and Friday night performances, crowds were taken into the classroom, where students vied to keep their Glee Club (musical theatre) running. To do so, very different students had to all get along.

“We had never gone through it, so I was pretty impressed,” Egan said, of Thursday’s performance. Friday’s was a bit more clean-cut.

The humorous play was written by local student Lauren Frost, a young writer who can already put “Award-winning” in her credentials, having won a poetry contest, and more recently placed third in the Grade 7-8 division of the Hector McIntosh public speaking competition.

“That girl is just amazing,” Egan said. “I couldn’t have done it without her… I’ve encouraged her to keep on writing.”

The play included many musical numbers. Due to limited rehearsal time, Egan regrettably had to cut Frost’s play for length.

The music teacher hopes to put on another play next year.

“It was just a lot of fun,” she said.

Many helped out during the play’s preparation; particularly Egan’s mother, Bertie, whom Friday’s performance was dedicated to.

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